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Amadou [16] Mali / Alpha [17] Guinea K / Musa [18] 2016

12 3/4 x 37 3/4"pigment print

Ed. of 10 + 5APs

$ 2400

César Dezfuli

Cesar Dezfuli [b. 1991, Madrid, Spain] focuses on investigative reports that deal with humanitarian issues, international politics, and anthropological research. In 2016, 181,436 migrants were safely rescued, while 4576 lost their lives at sea. On August 1, 2016, 118 people were rescued from a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautical miles off the Libyan coast. In an attempt to humanize this tragedy, Dezfuli photographed all 118 young men once they were on the rescue vessel Luventa. Their faces, eyes, and clothing reflect their mood and physical state, at a moment that forever changed their lives. By documenting these survivors, Dezfuli brings the migration issue closer to those who only observe it from a distance.

Proceeds donated to The Alarm Phone, The Alarm Phone is a hotline for boat people in distress. The alarm documents and mobilizes in real time, helping rescue vessels pinpoint their location.

The Alarm Phone,

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